In May 2011, the Maine State Legislature passed Public Law Chapter 90 “An Act to
Modify Rating Practices for Individual and Small Group Health Plans and to
Encourage Value-based Purchasing of Health Care Services” (PL90). Included
in the many components of PL90 was the establishment of MGARA as a reinsurance
program for the higher risk segment of Maine’s individual health insurance
market. The portion of PL90 establishing MGARA was codified at 24-A
MRS c. 54-A and is referred to herein as the Enabling Act.
If you are an individual seeking insurance please contact http://www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/
As a result of conflicts between the MGARA reinsurance program and the federal transitional reinsurance program established under the ACA and Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) rules (the “Federal Program”), the Maine Legislature has mandated the suspension of MGARA’s reinsurance program to be effective at the time the federal program begins operation in Maine. We currently expect that program to commence January 1, 2014. MGARA anticipates termination of its reinsurance program effective January 1, 2014. Please see the Assessment Tab for further information.